Northwood, IA (City Center)




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About Northwood, IA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Northwood is $123,762, which is more expensive than 50.3% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 30.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Northwood City Center is currently $651, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 68.5% of Iowa neighborhoods.

Northwood City Center is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Northwood, Iowa.

Real estate in the City Center of Northwood, IA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Northwood City Center has a 11.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.3% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Northwood City Center neighborhood has more Norwegian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 43.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 5.2% have Swedish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 35 residents per square mile, Northwood City Center is less crowded than 91.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Northwood City Center neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.1% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Iowa, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Iowa.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Northwood are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 64.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 19.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Northwood City Center neighborhood, 36.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (21.0%), and 17.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the City Center neighborhood in Northwood, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Norwegian (43.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (35.2%), and residents who report English roots (5.8%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (5.2%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.8%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Northwood City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Northwood City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (91.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Iowa 2.86
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Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

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ST ANSGAR COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
St. Ansgar Middle School
206 East 8 Th Street
St. Ansgar, IA, 50472
06-08
St Ansgar Elementary School
202 S. Washington Street
St Ansgar, IA, 50472
PK-05
St Ansgar High School
206 East 8 Th Street
St. Ansgar, IA, 50472
09-12

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NORTHWOOD-KENSETT COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Northwood Kensett Elementary
1200 1 St Ave North
Northwood, IA, 50459
PK-06
Northwood Kensett Jr Sr High School
704 7 Th Street North
Northwood, IA, 50459
07-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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